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    An interesting stat from Sports Illustrated's 2012 NFL preview issue:

    In 2011, Brady attempted just 89 passes—out of 611—against opposing team's base defenses. That's less than 15%.

    By contrast, Drew Brees attempted over 200 passes against base defenses. (He had 657 attempts, so roughly 1/3 of them were against base defenses.)

    Not sure what to make of it, but certainly interesting.
     
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    I think this is a combination of respect for Brady's insane accuracy and the need for DBs that stick relatively close to his targets and a total lack of respect for our putrid running game last year.

    On the other hand the Saint's rushing attack is much better so teams can't get away with nickel and dime as often against them despite the fact that Brees is an excellent QB.
     
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